Mar 282018
 

On This Day


Births



1948

Dianne Wiest

Age 70
Dianne Evelyn Wiest is an American actress.

Wiest has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress twice, for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994), both directed by Woody Allen. She appeared in three other of Allen's films: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987) and September (1987). She also starred in Ron Howard's comedy-drama film Parenthood (1989), for which she received her second Academy Award nomination. Wiest has received a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as a BAFTA Award nomination.
1960

Chris Barrie

Age 58
Christopher Jonathan Brown, known professionally as Chris Barrie, is a German born British actor, comedian and impressionist. He first achieved success as a vocal impressionist, notably in the ITVsketch show Spitting Image. He is best known for his roles as Arnold Rimmer in the sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, as Gordon Brittas in the BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire and as Lara Croft's butler Hillary in the Tomb Raiderfranchise films.
1972

Nick Frost

Age 46
Nicholas John Frost is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and author. He is best known for his work in The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films, consisting of Shaun of the Dead(2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), and the television comedy Spaced (1999–2001). He also appeared in Joe Cornish's film Attack the Block (2011). He co-starred in the 2011 film Paul, which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator and friend Simon Pegg. He is also well known for his various roles in the sketch show Man Stroke Woman.
1974

Andy Thomson

Age 44
Andy Thomson is an English former professional footballer, who has played for Swindon TownPortsmouthBristol Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers.

Thomson played 104 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1996 – 1999
1981

Gareth
David-Lloyd


Age 37
Gareth David Lloyd, known professionally as Gareth David-Lloyd, is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Ianto Jones in the British science fiction series Torchwood.
1981

Julia Stiles

Age 37
Julia O'Hara Stiles is an American actress. Stiles began acting at age 11 and made her screen debut as Erica Dansby in the television series Ghostwriter (1993–1994). Her first film role was in I Love You, I Love You Not (1996), followed by a leading role in the thriller Wicked (1998). She went on to gain prominence for her lead roles in teen films such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) for which she won MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards, Down to You (2000), for which she was nominated for another two Teen Choice Awards, and Save the Last Dance (2001), winning the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress and was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance.


Deaths



1987

Patrick Troughton

Died Aged 67
Born: 25 March 1920

Patrick George Troughton was an English actor. He was classically trained for the stage but became most widely known for his roles in television and film. His work included appearances in several fantasy, science fiction and horror films, but he became best known for his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 to 1969; he reprised the role in 1973, 1983 and 1985.


On This Day

Mar 172018
 

On This Day

17 March 2018


Births



1958

Christian Clemenson

Age 60
Christian Dayton Clemenson is an American film and television actor. He is well known for his portrayal of Jerry "Hands" Espenson in the television series Boston Legal, for which he was nominated for three Emmy Awards and winning the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He has appeared in a number of highly acclaimed films, including Hannah and Her SistersBroadcast NewsApollo 13 and The Big Lebowski, and portrayed Tom Burnett in Paul GreengrassUnited 93. He starred in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story as prosecutor William Hodgman.
1962

Clare Grogan

Age 56
Claire Patricia Grogan, known professionally as Clare Grogan or sometimes as C. P. Grogan, is a Scottish actress and singer. She is best known as the lead singer of the 1980s new wave music group Altered Images and for supporting roles in the 1981 film Gregory's Girl and the science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf as the first incarnation of Kristine Kochanski.
1979

Andy Griffin

Age 39
Andrew Griffin (born 17 March 1979) is an English former footballer. Griffin began his career at Stoke City, where he established a reputation as a solid wing-back defender. His impressive performances for the "Potters" led to him being signed by Newcastle United for a fee of £1.5million in January 1998. He spent six years on Tyneside before moving south to Portsmouth in 2004. He was unable to establish himself as first choice right back at "Pompey" and re-joined his old club Stoke on loan for the 2006–07 season.

Griffin played 48 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2006
1986

Olesya Rulin

Age 32

Olesya Yurivna Rulin is a Russian-American actress. She is known for co-starring in all of the three films of the High School Musical franchise as Kelsi Nielsen. She also starred in the films Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008), Flying By (2009), Expecting Mary (2010), and Family Weekend (2013).
1992

Eliza Bennett

Age 26

Eliza Hope Bennett is an English actress and singer. Her most notable roles have been those of Meggie Folchart in the film Inkheart, Tora in the film Nanny McPhee, Susan in From Time to Time and playing Holly Manson in the West End musical Loserville. Bennett starred on the MTV black comedy series Sweet/Vicious as Jules Thomas.


On This Day   .   Olesya Rulin

Mar 102018
 

On This Day

10 March 2018


Births



1956

Robert Llewellyn

Age 62
Robert Llewellyn is a British actor, comedian and writer best known as the mechanoid Kryten in the hit TV sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and as a presenter of the TV engineering gameshow Scrapheap Challenge. Llewellyn is a leading authority and recognisable figure worldwide for his knowledge and opinion on emerging transport and the future of energy in the renewable sector through his series Fully Charged.
1968

Pavel Srnicek

(Died: 29 Dec 2015)

Aged 47
Pavel Srníček was a Czech professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007, mainly for Newcastle United. In addition, he represented Sheffield WednesdayPortsmouth and West Ham United in England, and also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar, and in his native country for Banik Ostrava. After retiring, he worked as a goalkeeping coach for his own private school and for Sparta Prague.

Srnicek played 4 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1979

Danny Pudi

Age 39
Daniel Mark Pudi is an American actor and comedian, who is best known for his role as Abed Nadir on the NBC/Yahoo! comedy series Community.


On This Day   .   Pavel Srnicek Obituary

Oct 312017
 

On This Day


Births



1946

Norman Lovett

Age 72
Norman Lovett is an English stand-up comedian and actor, best known for the role of Holly in Red Dwarf.
1950

John Candy

(Died: 04 Mar 1994)

Aged 43
John Franklin Candy was a Canadian comedian and actor known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as StripesSplashCool RunningsSummer RentalHome AloneThe Great OutdoorsSpaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
1975

Julia Lee

Age 43
Julia Lee Stander is an American actress. Her roles include Anne Steele in Angel (2001–2004) and the title character in the cult comedy film Ophelia Learns to Swim (2001). She has also appeared in Charmed.
1979

Erica Cerra

Age 39
Erica Cerra is a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Deputy Jo Lupo on the Syfy series Eureka, and artificial intelligence A.L.I.E. and her creator Becca on The 100.
1979

Ricardo Fuller

Age 39
Ricardo Dwayne Fuller is Jamaican retired professional footballer who played as a striker.

Fuller played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2004 – 2005
1980

Eddie
Kaye Thomas


Age 38
Eddie Kaye Thomas is an actor who rose to prominence as Paul Finch in the American Pie film series. He is also known for his roles as Andy Rosenberg in the Harold & Kumar series and as Jeff Woodcock in 'Til Death. He currently stars in the CBS show Scorpion as Dr. Tobias "Toby" Curtis.
1980

Samaire
Armstrong


Age 38

Samaire Rhys Armstrong is a Japanese-born American actress, fashion designer and model. She is known for her roles in Stay AliveThe O.C.It's a Boy Girl Thing, and as Juliet Darling in the ABC television series, Dirty Sexy Money. She has most recently appeared on television as Elaine Richards in the ABC fantasy-drama Resurrection. She has also appeared in music videos for "Penny & Me" by Hanson and "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter.
1992

Vanessa Marano

Age 26

  
Vanessa Nicole Marano is an American actress. She has starred in television movies and had recurring roles in such series as Without a TraceGilmore GirlsGhost WhispererScoundrelsGrey's Anatomy and The Young and the Restless. From 2011-2017, she starred as Bay Kennish on the Freeform television series Switched at Birth.
1995

Tareiq
Holmes-Dennis


Age 23
Tareiq Marcus Holmes-Dennis is an English professional footballer who plays for Huddersfield Town.

Holmes-Dennis played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2017


On This Day   .   Samaire Armstrong   .   Vanessa Marano

Sep 162017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


                

        


1955 – Janet Ellis

Janet Michell Ellis MBE is an English television presenter, actress and writer, who is best known for presenting the BBC children’s television programmes Blue Peter and Jigsaw between 1979 and 1987. In 2016, she published her first novel, The Butcher’s Hook. She is the mother of the singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the drummer (and former child actor) Jackson Ellis-Leach and the art historian Martha Ellis-Leach.

Age 62


1960 – Danny John-Jules

Daniel “Danny” John-Jules is a British actor, singer and dancer. His most successful roles have been Cat in the sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf and policeman Dwayne Myers in the crime drama Death in Paradise. He was also a protagonist in the hit CBBC children’s spy drama M.I. High, in which he portrayed Lenny Bicknall, the caretaker.

Age 57


1976 – Tina Barrett

Tina Ann Barrett is a London-based dancer, singer-songwriter and actress. Her major breakthrough came in 1999 when she became a member of the pop group, S Club 7, where she enjoyed five years of hit singles, arena tours and awards.

Age 41


1981 – Fan Bingbing

Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer.

Fan rose to fame in East Asia in 1998–1999 with the mega-hit TV series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of the year, and received critical acclaim at the Hundred Flowers Award. Since then, she has starred in many films, most notably Lost in Beijing (2007), Buddha Mountain (2011), Double Xposure (2012) and I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016), where she received awards from prestigious award ceremonies such as the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, Tokyo International Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival and Asian Film Awards. Fan has also participated in many foreign-language films, such as the French film Stretch (2011), the Korean film My Way (2011) and the Hollywood blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

Age 36


1984 – Katie Melua

Ketevan “Katie” Melua is a Georgian-British singer, songwriter and musician. She moved to Northern Ireland at the age of eight and then to England at fourteen. Melua is signed to the small Dramatico record label, under the management of composer Mike Batt, and made her musical debut in 2003. In 2006, she was the United Kingdom’s best-selling female artist and Europe’s highest selling European female artist.

Age 33


1985 – Madeline Zima

 

Madeline Zima is an American actress. She is known for portraying Grace Sheffield on the CBS sitcom The Nanny (1993–1999), Mia Lewis on the Showtime comedy drama series Californication (2007–2011), and Gretchen Berg on the NBC series Heroes (2009–2010).

Age 32


1995 – Victory Van Tuyl

   

Victory Van Tuyl is an American Actress, best known for her role as Teri Forman on the Nickelodeon series Marvin Marvin. She recently starred in a lead role in the independent film, BeDeviled, which had a theatrical release of August 11, 2017.

Age 22


2002 – Holly Barrett

Best known to American television viewers as Samantha from CBS’ Life in Pieces, she has been a guest star on the show Hetty Feather and was featured in a supporting role for the indie film Twisted Minds.

Age 15


On This Day   .   Madeline Zima   .   Victory Van Tuyl